Tag: spring

Yesterday, in Photos

It was a nearly perfect spring day yesterday! And as such we got horseback and did some work. It’s time to start sorting off the dry cows. For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, a dry cow, is a cow that has sloughed her calf, or lost it in some other form or fashion, […]

A Day in the Life

Last week, if you’ll recall was a reckless week of activity and rotten weather. There was snow and rain and mud and that made for well, a mess. There was death and life and mess, after muddy mess. But in the end, it’s all worth it. I’m going to show you why. I thought, or […]

A Happy Ending

The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity- or so it seems to me. The weather won’t give us a break, and the calves, well they just keeping coming. It’s been bittersweet, these past few days. There’s been lots of bad but you know what? The good always outweighs the bad. Always. Last […]

Top 10 Things a Farmer Can Do While Waiting for the Weather to Break

According to my Purdue Extension Corn & Soybean Field Guide 2010 Edition the optimum time to plant corn in my area is the last week of April.  The last week of April begins in three days, and seeing as the … Continue reading

A Day in the Life

Last Thursday it began to snow. And snow it did. All night, and into the next day until about 2pm or so. It dumped about a foot on us! And it’s April, people! APRIL! South Dakota is notorious for April snow showers, so really it shouldn’t be a surprise. It does make, however, calving cows […]

With high feed costs, we are Planning Ahead….

Well April is here! The weather has really improved in the past few days!  We are enjoying more moderate temperatures and sunshine!  Needless to say, we are working overtime on projects and getting a lot accomplished, but today was for planni…

March is Leaving Like a Lion…

Well it sure looks like March 2011 is going to leave us like a Lion.  It came in like a Lion, and it’s suppose to leave like a Lamb, but I doubt we will get that Lamb like last year.  We had snow and cold to start March, and now we are leavin…

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel…

I am so tired of blogging about the “s-word” and the “w-word” that I decided that I would post a more delightful blog from Minnesota!  Let’s think spring!  This picture is from my garden last spring, and it gives me hope that after almost 4 s…

Winter’s Slap in the Face

Oh Old Man Winter decided he wasn’t done yet with us hard working dairy farmers in Minnesota.  Last week we were spoiled with warm sunshine and 40+ degree afternoons.  In those days, we felt as though a weight was lifted from our shoulde…

Why we LOVE Dairy…new video!

Please check out our latest video…”Why we LOVE Dairy”.  It’s a short video feature only a small sampling of the things we love about the role we have in feeding the world.  It features pictures from spring/summer 2010, which I couldn’t help…